Death Valley Temperature Reading Ties for the Hottest Ever Recorded

Visitors walk along sand dunes at sunset inside Death Valley National Park on June 17, 2021,…

From Pakistan to Zambia, how does China pick its ‘ironclad’ friends?

Beijing shares historical and political ties with a dozen or so nations across Asia and Africa…

‘It sends chills down my spine’: trolls sell Indian Muslim women at ‘auction’

Photos of more than 80 women were reportedly uploaded to GitHub under the title ‘Sulli deal…

India’s Mukesh Ambani sparks succession talk as third child joins Reliance

This Week in Asia /  People Anant Ambani is the director of Reliance’s new clean energy arm…

Olympics organisers fret over security risks as volunteers sell uniforms

At least 10,000 of the original 80,000 volunteers are said to have dropped out over coronavirus…

Owner arrested over Bangladesh factory fire that killed 52 workers

Many workers had jumped out of the burning building to escape, as a key exit out…

Asia’s live-streamers cash in as Covid-19 sends demand rocketing

Locked-down audiences have been a boost for the increasing number of young people who make money…

As Asia turns to public debt to beat Covid-19, who foots the bill?

It’s a familiar scene: with each new surge governments impose tough restrictions then headline-grabbing fiscal injections…

Is Covid-19 terminal for the middle classes of Malaysia, Indonesia?

As pay cuts and job losses hit hundreds of thousands of middle-income workers, the damage caused…

Japan’s move to host Tokyo Olympics shreds public consensus

Japanese public voice concerns about the coronavirus at a time when only 16 per cent are…

India’s Modi fires 12 ministers in reshuffle ahead of state polls

Analysts say the move is a reflection of Modi’s falling popularity over the government’s handling of…

How zero-Covid economies like Hong Kong, Australia can return to pre-pandemic life

‘Zero-Covid-19’ economies have resisted being drawn on specifics about when to do away with restrictions on…

Fortnite faces ban in Indonesia as minister brands it blasphemous

Viral footage that has prompted uproar across the Muslim world shows a character with a scythe…

‘Hail Mary pass’ in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appoints Umno’s Ismail Sabri as deputy

The change comes amid growing scrutiny over the government’s support in parliament, which will sit later…

Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar, ‘Tragedy King’, dies at 98

The ‘Tragedy King’ title came from Kumar’s numerous serious roles. In several, his character died as…

North Korea faces 860,000-tonne food shortage: UN

Domestic grain production will fall about 1.1 million tonnes short of the amount needed, the United…

Belgian envoy’s wife in new scuffle, this time with South Korean street cleaner

Police say fight broke out after the cleaner’s broom accidentally brushed against Xiang Xueqiu, wife of…

China, Asian nations to feel inflation pressure in 2022

China’s consumer prices will climb an estimated 80 basis points next year, the most in Asia,…

A park made of human ashes pays tribute to victims of India’s second wave

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh state, plants the first sapling at the…

Asean to ‘expedite’ Myanmar plan, says Singapore, as UN warns of civil war

Singapore’s foreign minister acknowledged that implementation of Asean’s five-point consensus on Myanmar had been ‘slow and…

How Indonesia’s EV plans will shape its relations with the US and China

A lithium-ion battery production line at a factory in Dongguan, China. Photo: Reuters Jefferson Ng Jefferson…

US doctor becomes Twitter celebrity in Indonesia for Covid-19 advice

Dr Faheem Younus from the University of Maryland has dispelled claims that eucalyptus or Bear Brand…

Singapore excludes Sinovac from vaccine tally; South Korea cases surge

Only people who have taken Moderna and Pfizer shots are reflected in Singapore’s overall vaccination numbers,…

Durian frenzy sweeps Hong Kong as Malaysia’s Musang King takes on Thai imports

Demand for Malaysian durians has spiked in China since 2019, when the Southeast Asian nation began…

Intel Posts Newest Advanced Matrix Extensions Patches For Linux (AMX Patches v7)

For over one year now since Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) was first disclosed as a future…

Intel Working On Implementing GuC Firmware Based Power Management For Linux

Going back to 2017 was work on firmware-based power management for Intel graphics with its GuC…

USB Low Latency Audio Support Re-Submitted For Linux 5.14

Linux 5.14 has re-landed support for improvements to lower the latency of its USB audio driver.…

GStreamer Making Progress On Vulkan Video Support

Back in April was the release of Vulkan Video extensions for GPU-accelerated video encode/decode using this…

New Arm Hardware Support In Linux 5.14 From Raspberry Pi 400 To Qualcomm Auto Bits

Arriving late for the Linux 5.14 merge window that is closing this weekend are all of…

Linux 5.14 Supports Some Exciting Features With RISC-V

The RISC-V architecture code supports more functionality with the in-development Linux 5.14 kernel. First up, with…

Zink Now Supports OpenGL ES 3.2 Over Vulkan

The latest achievement for Mesa's generic OpenGL implementation atop Vulkan is being able to handle OpenGL…

AMD VanGogh APUs Get New Audio Driver For Linux

Since last year AMD has been working on VanGogh APU support for Linux initially with their…

Intel’s Linux Compute Stack Now Boasts Production-Ready OpenCL 3.0, Integrates IGSC FU

Shortly after OpenCL 3.0 was finalized last year it was enabled for Intel's open-source Compute Runtime…

XWayland 21.1.2 Released With NVIDIA Hardware Acceleration Support

XWayland 21.1.2 is out today and while it may seem like "just a point release", it's…

AMDVLK 2021.Q3.1 Vulkan Driver Released

AMD has published its first code drop of the quarter for their open-source "AMDVLK" Vulkan driver…

KDE Kicks Off July With More Plasma Wayland Fixes

Fixes to the Plasma Wayland session continue to be quite steady work in the KDE camp…

Linux 5.14 Lands Updates For Its “Various Driver Subsystems Mushed Together” Tree

The Linux 5.14 char/misc updates landed this week in the kernel. The "char/misc" area continues to…

LLVM 12.0.1 Released For This Open-Source Compiler Stack

LLVM 12.0.1 is available today as the only planned point release to this spring's release of…

FUTEX2 Spun Up A Fifth Time For This Linux Interface To Help Windows Games

FUTEX2 continues to be worked on by Collabora as part of their work with Valve on…

Google Makes New Attempt At “UMCG” As Part Of Their Open-Sourcing Effort Around Fibers

Since 2013 Google has been working on Fibers as a promising user-space scheduling framework. Fibers has…

AMD SEV-SNP Support Revised For Linux + Updated Hyper-V Isolation VM Code

AMD engineers and their partners continue work towards upstreaming Secure Encrypted Virtualization's Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP)…

GCC 8 Through GCC 11 Stable Plus GCC 12 Compiler Benchmarks

For today's benchmarking is a look at how the GNU Compiler Collection has performed over the…

VKD3D-Proton 2.4 Released With Better Performance, Sparse 3D Textures

VKD3D-Proton 2.4 is now available as the latest feature release for this Direct3D 12 over Vulkan…

Libre-SOC Test ASIC Going To Fabrication, Using TSMC 180nm Process

Libre-SOC that started out as Libre RISC-V in aspiring to be an open-source software/hardware Vulkan accelerator…

A Control Panel / UI For Intel’s Linux Graphics Drivers Is Still Under Evaluation

At the end of last year we reported on the possibility of an Intel Command Center…

Linux Mint 20.2 Released With Cinnamon 5.0 Desktop

Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" is now available as the latest update to this popular desktop Linux…

Real-Time Patches Updated For The Linux 5.13 Kernel

Thomas Gleixner has announced the release of the real-time "RT" patches for the Linux 5.13, the…

Qt Creator 5.0 Beta Brings Experimental Support For Clangd, Building Code In Docker

In addition to The Qt Company being busy at work on the Qt 6.2 toolkit, they…

The Most Popular Intel Linux/Open-Source News From H1’2021

As part of our various end-of-Q2/H1'2021 recaps, here is a look back at the most popular…

ACPI CPPC CPUFreq Will Try Frequency Invariance Again For Linux 5.14

Frequency invariance support for the ACPI CPPC CPUFreq driver originally landed in Linux 5.13 but was…